Clutter often begins from having no clear place for a specific item, such as no spot to put gently used gift bags or extra birthday party supplies. Take some time to assess which items seem to be consistently out of place, and usually you will find that it is because they have no designated home.
Contain these items by starting with totes, boxes, or baskets. Clear bins that keep things visible, or have obvious labels are highly recommended! Once you place things in an opaque container, you are likely to forget what's inside.
Do you have a donation box? This is a great place for gently used clothing, toys, and household items. They can go here and when the box is full, it is time to take it to a local thrift store.
A resale/consignment tote can be useful if you plan to have a garage sale or sell items online. Keep these items together and out of the way until you are ready.
A question basket may work for anything that doesn't yet have a place, but don't let the basket overflow. Once it is full, that is a great reminder to create some homes!
Jewelry and accessories can easily end up in tangled messes on dresser tops or in large jewelry boxes when not organized. Keep your precious items in great condition with these simple tips.
-Necklaces will have longer lives and be easier to select when they are hung on necklace hooks, or pegs instead of piled in jewelry cases.
-Necklace peg boards are small and inexpensive to buy or diy, making them a great solution for jewelry organization.
-Use jewelry boxes with small divided sections for things such as earrings, or use an earring board for storage.
-A narrow vase can be a great place to store (and display!) bracelets and watches by sliding them over the top or fastening them around, and can serve as a fun decorative piece.
-A repair kit including extra watch batteries, mini screwdrivers, and jewelry repair wire could also be a valuable addition to your collection.
Here are a couple of pics, as always, for inspiration! And, I would love to hear, how you do keep your jewelry organized??
I hope you are doing well and are still focused on getting organized! Today's tip is to organize your closet doors.
The interior side of a closet door can be the prime location for thorough organization. Hang a plastic or canvas pocket organizer on the closet door and use it all year round to help keep items in their place.
-During cold months of the year, use the pockets in a coat closet for hats, scarves, pairs of mittens and gloves, and even extra ice scrapers.
-In warmer months, fill the pockets with flip-flops, suntan lotion, swimming goggles, deflated pool toys, and bug spray.
-If you have kids, each child can have one or two rows of pockets for their own items, and won't have to struggle to find what they need on the shelves.
-An office/guest room door can also be a great place to store office supplies.
-The bathroom door can be used to corral nail polish/supplies, and hair bands.
Pocket organizers are inexpensive ways to utilize space efficiently and keep all of those small items stored away, making your day just a little easier. Here are a few pics for inspiration.
Which door in your home will become the perfect storage space for you? Do you use pocket organizers? I would love to hear about it in the comments below! :D